After leading as many as 2 million people out of slavery in Egypt Moses became overwhelmed from seeing the people from morning until evening wanting advice, settling their arguments, giving them counsel and direction, and his life was falling apart because he believed he could do it all.
I am sure others told him, “Moses, God has called you to do this" and… “God will never give you more than you can handle.” That’s just not true. Jethro, his father-in-law, spoke truth to him by saying:
"What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone." Exodus 18:17-18
So Jethro gave him some good advice. He said, “Go find some Godly men, some people whose word is good that they can’t be bought. They are people of integrity, and have some oversee thousands of people, and have another group under them oversee hundreds, another group oversee fifties, another group oversee ten." In other words hand some things off, because God did not design you to do it all.
God often gives you too much to teach you to put something down and to hand something off.
The problem is many of us are too full of pride to actually do that. We don’t want to give the appearance that we can’t handle it. Sometimes we say, “It’s just easier to do it myself than to teach someone else to help me.”
It’s time to put something down. It’s time to hand something off. This is what Moses did. He delegated a lot by handing some things off and Jethro said of this:
"That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you…you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied." Exodus 18:22-23
Let us learn from Moses. Put something down, hand something off, and tomorrow we will look at a third way to lighten your load because God never said he would not give you any more than you can handle.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
This Friday night Celebration Community Church presents Grace Unplugged. It’s the story of a talented young singer/songwriter's Christian faith and family ties that are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom. Grace Unplugged is a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning of success. Grace Unplugged is being featured as a part of 98.5 The TRUTH’s Free Family Fun Flix offered monthly at Celebration Community Church.
Showtime is 7:05pm and admission, popcorn and pop are free.
SATURDAY 10:30 at the Shooting Range behind the church
THIS WEEKEND following each service.
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